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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 03:54 PM EDT

This Farmer Ditched Corn for Solar, Says Others Should Too

This Farmer Ditched Corn for Solar, Says Others Should Too

Gerald Kreider is a 75-year-old farmer who doesn't look like a tech guy, but that's exactly what he is. The raggedy "Community Energy" baseball cap he wears around the farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 03:38 PM EDT

Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 12:17 PM EDT

Study Predicts Soaring Costs for States From Rising Seas

Study Predicts Soaring Costs for States From Rising Seas

No state will be more financially stressed by the impacts of invading seas than Florida. That is according to a new study released this summer on the costs of sea level rise adaptation. “Just for seawalls...

Monday, Aug 12, 2019 at 06:36 PM EDT

Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:24 AM EDT

California’s Largest Recycling Business Closes, 750 Laid Off

California’s Largest Recycling Business Closes, 750 Laid Off

California’s largest operator of recycling redemption centers shut down Monday and laid off 750 employees. RePlanet closed all 284 of its centers, and company president David Lawrence said the decision was...

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 10:38 PM EDT

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

The Secret to Shark Sightings Might Just Be Blowing in the Wind

A forecast of "partly cloudy with a chance of sharks" might actually one day be useful for beachgoers, if a meteorologist's theory connecting shark sightings with wind speed holds true. So far, the data...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 01:14 PM EDT

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Endangered List Sought for Delaware Firefly With Double-Green Flash

Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltale green flash in the bushes. Quick as a flash himself, Davis arcs a long-handled mesh...

Friday, Aug 2, 2019 at 09:26 AM EDT

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

Europe Heat Wave Linked to Man-Made Global Warming: Study

The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more likely and intensified by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected...

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 at 03:21 PM EDT

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said...

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019 at 07:05 AM EDT

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Study: Airplane Contrails Are Adding to Climate Change

Despite conspiracy theories about so-called chemtrails, there’s no evidence that the white plumes seen trailing from high-flying airplanes are part of a secret government program to spray toxic chemicals into...

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First Alert: Heavy Rain and Strong Winds This Afternoon, Evening
First Alert: Heavy Rain and Strong Winds This Afternoon, Evening

NBC Connecticut meteorologists are continuing to track a strong storm that will move into the state this afternoon.

Conn. Public Health Commissioner to Testify About E-Cigarettes on Capitol Hill
Conn. Public Health Commissioner to Testify About E-Cigarettes on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are set to hear testimony from a number of people on Wednesday including Connecticut's own Public Health Commissioner on how to handle this ongoing health threat.

Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Connecticut
Destructive Spotted Lanternfly Spotted in Connecticut

A spotted lanternfly, a species that is causing nightmares in parts of Pennsylvania, has been found in Connecticut. A single living adult spotted lanternfly was found in Southbury, according to the Connecticut...

Child Reports Being Approached By Driver in Putnam
Child Reports Being Approached By Driver in Putnam

A child reported being approached by a driver in Putnam on Tuesday evening and police are asking anyone who witnesses anything to come forward.

Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank
Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature...

Metro-North Adds Yankee Clipper Service to Yankees ALCS Games
Metro-North Adds Yankee Clipper Service to Yankees ALCS Games

The New York Yankees are in a battle with the Houston Astros to head to the World Series and Metro-North is adding service to get Yankees fans to the home games of the American League Championship today and...